Introduction to Engineering Construction (ITEC)
The Introduction to Engineering Construction (ITEC) Programme is traditionally a 10-month course that gives young people basic engineering skills, a qualification and health and safety training. Aimed at school leavers, the ITEC offers an excellent route into an apprenticeship, employment or further education. In previous years, we have supported a number of NEETs through the ITEC programme. And the programme is helping to bring new talent into the industry, with recent graduates snapped up by a number of major engineering companies.
To support learners impacted by the pandemic, in 2020 the ECITB provided ITEC students with a training allowance payment of £100 per week over the duration of the course. This was introduced to support the 2020 cohort of ITEC learners who in previous years could have had part-time jobs; the introduction of a full-time condensed programme lessened the opportunity for any part-time work. For the 2020 intake, a condensed course is being delivered over 7 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The 2020 intake will be the last ITEC cohort with the programme being replaced this year by a level 2 ECITB Scholarship.
For further information about the ECITB Introduction to Engineering Construction contact your ECITB regional officer.